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2014 Altima Named “Most Affordable Midsize Sedan”

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Most Affordable Midsize SedanAfter guiding the Nissan brand to another record-breaking month this past April, the 2014 Altima was named the “Most Affordable Midsize Sedan” for harmonizing fuel efficiency with a litany of standard features more befitting of higher-end vehicles.

“The 2014 Nissan Altima is equipped with an abundance of features that meet the growing expectations of our consumers, while still remaining a cost-effective vehicle to own,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations. “Year-over-year sales growth and an expanding list of accolades like this recognition from demonstrate why Altima continues to be a leader in the midsize segment.”

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In order to meet’s qualifications for the Most Affordable Midsize Sedan list, vehicles were required to have an automatic transmission, cruise control, USB connection, Bluetooth®, power windows, power driver’s seat, and a backup camera.

The 2014 Altima no doubt had the advantage over the competition with the 38 miles per gallon fuel economy provided by the 2.5-liter DOHC inline-four.

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The 2014 Altima’s standing as a five-star safety rated ride (courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) was also vital in earning the title of “Most Affordable Midsize Sedan.” In NHTSA’s crash-testing, the 2014 Altima scored a five-star overall rating in frontal and side crash tests and four stars in rollover tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) also deems the 2014 Altima a “Top Safety Pick;” the Altima earned “Good” scores in moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints and seats crashworthiness testing.